National Hurling League fixtures announced

The Armagh hurlers begin their National Hurling League campaign with a long trip west as they take on Mayo in round one.

It’s one of three away games Armagh have in the league, which also include visits to Ulster rivals Monaghan and Cavan.

They’ll enjoy home advantage twice in their Division 3A league campaign, against Sligo and Louth.

Karl McKeegan’s side reached the league final last season but were ultimately beaten on the day by a strong Roscommon outfit.

They did however earn an outstanding round three victory over Mayo, which helped them reach the decider.

The Westerners travelled to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds and controlled the first half. Armagh turned things around in the second period to win by the minimum of margins.

Armagh meet Sligo in round two and the Connacht men competed in the higher division of 2B last season.

They suffered relegation however, winning just once in their five outings. They were ultimately beaten by London in a relegation playoff.

Armagh face Monaghan in round three of the league, a side that will carry huge momentum into the season.

Managed by Middletown man Arthur Hughes, Monaghan were crowned Lory Meagher Cup champions in 2023.

The Armagh hurlers begin their National Hurling League campaign with a long trip west as they take on Mayo in round one.
Photo Credit: Richiespics

It’s Cavan in round four for Armagh and they face a difficult journey to Breffni Park to take on last year’s Division 3B winners.

The Breffni men won three of their four league encounters and overcame Leitrim the final with one-point to spare.

Armagh finish their campaign with a home tie against Louth. Armagh and Louth encounters have been enthralling over the last few years.

McKeegan will have to plan without two experienced heads as Eoin McGuinness and Nathan Curry have both retired.

The Armagh hurlers begin their National Hurling League campaign with a long trip west as they take on Mayo in round one.
Photo Credit: Richiespics

Full fixtures:

R1 – Sunday 4th February: Mayo v Armagh

R2 – Sunday 11th February: Armagh v Sligo

R3 – Sunday 25th February: Monaghan v Armagh

R4 – Saturday 9th March: Cavan v Armagh

R5 – Saturday 16th March: Armagh v Louth